Glendora Mountain Road

Glendora Mountain Road, a lovely drive in Southern California

Glendora Mountain Road is a very scenic mountain drive into the San Gabriel Mountains, in Los Angeles County, in Southern California. USA. It is a very technical riding road, especially for motorcycles. A road ride with views and hills that will take your breath away.

How long is Glendora Mountain Road?

The road is 23.49km (14.6 miles) long extending north from the city of Glendora into the San Gabriel Mountains. The weekends are usually packed with a lot of motorcycles and cyclist. That's when most of the accidents occur. Try to go during the week to avoid all the weekend traffic. At times there can be some bad drivers who think this road is a track. Best time to go on GMR is on the weekdays in the morning when no one is out there. The tarmac is generally of high quality without many potholes, as it lies at a low enough elevation to avoid major snowfall and ice for all but a handful of days a year.

The road is totally paved and tops out at 1.050m (3,444ft) above the sea level. The drive offers scenic views with hundreds of turns. The road is smooth and in great condition. Some of the blind turns will keep you at the edge of your seat. Be careful not to ride the lane divider line because a bike or a car could be doing the same thing coming in the opposite direction.

 

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